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Thrustmaster Afterburner 2, Continued

To install the Afterburner 2, you will have to resort to drivers. These are grouped under the name of Thrustmapper 3. In fact, these are the manufacturer's own unified drivers. All of the Thrustmaster peripherals that require drivers are compatible with the Thrustmapper 3. At last, a carefully thought-out strategy! There is more good news. The handle works without a driver under Windows 2000 and Windows XP. It is even recognized automatically and under the correct name. Furthermore, the profile manager is very well-designed, with several levels of difficulty from which to choose. It is interesting to select profiles on a system of this type because they offer a multiplicity of functions.

Afterburner 2 is very pleasant to use. The joystick is always accurate and the throttle has the advantage of being very realistic. However, it is sometimes difficult to decide on an engine mode with precision. For about $65, the Afterburner 2 has a lot to offer, and should satisfy any would-be pilot.